Monthly Archives: November 2011

Capturing Fall

Hello there. Hope all is well in your world. Things have been a little crazy around here – good crazy – that is…but it hasn’t left me much time for my blog.  I was grateful to find a slow afternoon last week and a bright Autumn sun in the sky. Our sunny days are numbered now, so I knew this might be my last chance to get out into the garden and take pictures of all the gorgeous Fall color.

Are the leaves still turning where you live?

Have a beautiful Wednesday.

xo,

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Guest Post: Design Shuffle & Gorgeous Fireplaces

Hello friends! I’m excited to have a guest writer on the blog today from Design Shuffle! Take it away, Susi…

Hi, I’m Susi, a writer over at Design Shuffle, a fantastic social media site for designers and design lovers to network, share inspiration and showcase projects. I’m excited to be here at Grace & Ivy today as a guest. My guest post is all about lighting a fire of inspiration for fireplaces. I’ve pulled together eight of my favorite fireplace decorating ideas. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for letting me stop by and visit.

Fireplaces

Dress up your fireplace with art or a mirror. Fill the mantle with pretty objects, seasonal flora, frames or books. Create a charming place for extra firewood with a basket, wire basket or box.

Fireplaces
Lighting a fire and relaxing in a comfortable place to sit is the ideal way to spend a chilly day or evening. Multiple seating options around the fireplace create the space for conversation, reading or napping.

Fireplaces

This modern room and fireplace are sleek and unencumbered by too much decoration. A gold starburst mirror above the modern fireplace is the perfect adornment; just the right thing to draw the eye.

Fireplaces

Painting the walls around a fireplace a deeper color and keeping the mantle the same color as the molding draws the focus to the fireplace. This interior design in a cream and mushroom palette creates a calming, cozy space to lounge.

Fireplaces

This lovely winter decorated fireplace is a symphony of subtle winter colors. The taupe wingback chair and white painted mirror would work with any seasonal decoration and various living room designs.

Fireplaces

Decorating the firebox with a stack of birch logs gives this fireplace style without a roaring fire. The birch logs tie in with the black and white palette.

Fireplaces

If you have a non-working fireplace as in this bedroom design, dress it up with an antique grill or fire screen. You can put candles in the firebox to create a warm, twinkling light similar to fire.

Fireplaces

If you have an outdoor fireplace, don’t forget to decorate it also. Seasonal gourds, garlands and wreaths look just as lovely on an outdoor fireplace mantle as they do indoors.

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Fireplaces are an ideal decorating accent. Look for more inspiration at Design Shuffle where you can learn the various interior design styles and even find great ideas from Boston interior designers and more!

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Etsy Love: le Petit Foyer

Hello there! Hope your week has been fabulous. It has gotten quite cold here in Portland, so at night I’ve been wrapped up in a vintage quilt, sipping tea and hanging out on Etsy. I seriously spend too much time there…but who can resist all the treasures to be found!

Check out these lovelies at le Petit Foyer

Such romantic and whimsical pieces! I love them all…although that sweet little parasol necklace may just have to come home with me…

Have a beautiful Friday!

xo,

All images via lePetitFoyer

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